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Multiple monitor question

By Jory Anderson
Aug 21, 2012
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  1. If my video card has 1 HDMI port and another port (Not sure which one, DVI or VGA) am I able to hookup two monitors using each of those ports? Or must I have both monitors be connected through HDMI or VGA/DVI?
  2. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    What video card is it? If it's got 2 outputs then it should mean you can just plug one monitor into each.
    Jory Anderson likes this.
  3. Jory Anderson

    Jory Anderson TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    AMD Raedon HD 6570.

    Not sure if the card looks exactly like this inside the case, but I do know the ports are placed like that. I know the one on the left is VGA and the middle is HDMI.

    Another question though, what's the name of the one on the right? Is that a DVI port or something else?
  4. Jory Anderson

    Jory Anderson TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

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    Pardon me, I forgot to include this in the above post. I do think that would be confusing if you were to read this and not see an image.
  5. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    Yeah the one on the right is DVI. Use the HDMI and DVI ports, VGA is outdated.
  6. Jory Anderson

    Jory Anderson TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Is it alright to use VGA instead? Ive had this old monitor for a while and figure id put it to use. Its not going to be used for gaming, pretty much for accessing my desktop and browser without interrupting my game.
  7. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    Yeah if your old monitor only has VGA then that's fine. Problem with VGA is that it's an analogue signal and is affected by things like cable quality and the screen might look fuzzy at high resolutions (which probably won't affect you anyway since you said it's an old monitor). Also I don't think you can play Blu-rays through VGA since that needs a HDCP connection (DVI or HDMI) but that probably won't affect you either.
  8. Jory Anderson

    Jory Anderson TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Alright, thank you for all your help! So stoked to hook it up later today.
  9. Jory Anderson

    Jory Anderson TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

  10. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    Cool, glad to hear it's working. Nice keyboard :)


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